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Statewide Recruitment Day Sunday April 15th


Our Member Departments around the county are gearing up to participate in Statewide Volunteer Recruitment Day on Sunday April 15th from noon to 4pm. Your local Volunteer Fire Departments will open their doors to welcome perspective new members. Departments throughout Prince Georges County are seeking new members to Volunteer as Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Administrative Support ... (Full Story)

Free Training Opportunity From MFCA & MSFA


The Maryland State Fire Chiefs and Maryland State Firemens Association have teamed up to provide a great training event. The seminar by Rick Lasky is a day of positive motivation for Fire and EMS Volunteers at all levels. The event is being hosted at the Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday April 14th from 8am to 4:30pm.
Please see the attached flyer for registration information.... (Full Story)

Allentown Road VFD to Host April Meeting


The April Meeting of the Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association will be hosted by the Allentown Road Volunteer Fire Department. The meeting will be held on Wednesday April 11th at Company 32 @ 7:30pm. As always all Volunteers are encouraged to attend. The strength of any group is in it's membership participation.... (Full Story & Photos)

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After reaching out to all candidates for Prince Georges County Executive, PGCVFRA President Cunningham reported that Senator C. Anthony Muse has proven to be the most supportive of the Volunteer Fire and EMS System in our County. A discussion was held at our March meeting regarding the responses from each candidate to questions in areas of concern to all of our Member Departments. A vote was taken ... (Full Story & Photos)

Thank You Beltsville VFD


Thank you to the Officers and Members of the Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department for hosting the March Meeting of the PGCVFRA. We appreciate the hospitality at this well attended meeting.
Updates were provided to the membership on progress regarding several concerns of our member companies. Several local politicians that are supportive of Volunteer spoke as well. Please remember that every Volunteer ... (Full Story & Photos)

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PGCVFRA PIO, February 25

The PGCVFRA has teamed with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Volunteer Workforce Solutions to bring the FROG training program to our member companies. The training event will be held at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in College Park on March 23rd through 25th. The program includes understanding and analyzing people, processes, and culture in our departments. All members are ... (Full Story & Photos)

Hyattsville Co. 1 / National Fallen Firefighter Foundation Event

PGCVFRA PIO, February 25

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will be announcing a significant scholarship program for the children of fallen firefighters nationwide, named in memory of Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department Fallen Firefighter Al Sondej. A reception will follow. Members of the department past and present, career alumni, friends and family of Al are welcome to attend this very special event, which will ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Vic Whipple, February 17

Recall back in November 2017, the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department donated our used ambulance (A108) to fellow first-responders from the East Montgomery County Fire Department and City of Splendora Police Department just outside of Houston, Texas. They were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey and in need of equipment to help them carry on with providing emergency services to the surrounding area.

They have ... (Full Story & Photos)


PGCVFRA PIO, January 25


JANUARY 15, 16, (17 CPR) & 19
FEBRUARY 19, 20, (21 CPR) & 23
MARCH 19, 20 (21 CPR) & 23
APRIL 23, 24, (25 CPR) & 27
MAY 21, 22, (23 CPR) & 25
JUNE 18, 19, (20 CPR) & 22
JULY 16, 17 (18 CPR) & 20
AUGUST 20, 21, (22 CPR) & 24
SEPTEMBER 17, 18, (19 CPR) & 21
OCTOBER 15, 16, (17 CPR), & 19
NOVEMBER 12, 13, (14 CPR) & 16
DECEMBER 10, 11, (12 CPR), 14

All CPR ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ritchie Volunteers Order New Engine

PGCVFRA PIO, January 07

The Officers and Members of the Ritchie Volunteer Fire Department have announced the order of a new Volunteer owned E One Cyclone Engine for their fleet. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of the 100% Volunteer Department for serving the citizens of Prince Georges County.
More details are available on the Ritchie VFD website at (Full Story & Photos)

Your Community Needs You

PGCVFRA PIO, January 07

You can help protect your community by being a Volunteer Firefighter in Prince Georges County. Volunteer Departments throughout the county are actively looking for men and women willing to dedicate their time to train and respond to emergency calls. We offer free training at the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute, all Personal Protective Gear is other benefits. Start by visiting the websites ... (Full Story & Photos)

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PGCVFRA PIO, January 06

Congratulations and Thank You to the Officers and Members of the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Inc for working to bring a new Volunteer owned Engine to Prince Georges County. They have worked to design an efficient piece on apparatus to serve the citizens of Bowie and the surrounding area. The new Engine is a 2018 Pierce Enforcer that should be completed later this year.... (Full Story & Photos)

Beyond Hoses and Helmets Training

PGCVFRA PIO, January 04

Join the Prince George's County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association Saturday January 27 and Sunday January 28 for FREE two-day officer leadership training at the Fire Service Building.

The International Association of Fire Chiefs Volunteer Combination Officers Section and Volunteer Workforce Solutions presents: Beyond Hoses & Helmets

An officer leadership training course Current and Future Officers!

... (Full Story & Photos)

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Toys for Tots Bicyles
Toys for Tots Bicyles

Volunteers Spread Holiday Cheer

PGCVFRA PIO, December 30

Volunteers put in untold hours throughout the year serving the citizens of Prince Georges County. Our Volunteers do much more in the community than respond to Fire and EMS calls. The holidays bring our member departments the chance to reach out and share some holiday spirit. This year our Annual Bicycle Challenge brought in close to 140 bikes, donated by our Volunteers, for local Toys for Tots. ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Engine For Clinton Volunteer Fire Department

PGCVFRA PIO, November 25

The Clinton Volunteer Fire Department Co.25 recently placed an order for a new Engine. The new Pierce Enforcer will be Detroit Diesel powered, equipped with a 2000 GPM pump, and carry 500 gallons of water. Thanks to the Officers and Members of Company 25 for bringing another new Volunteer owned Engine to serve the citizens of Prince Georges County.... (Full Story & Photos)

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